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Morning Report: All Eyes on Bradenton Tonight as They Go for FSL Title

JT Brubaker tries to lead Bradenton to a win tonight and the FSL title. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Morning Report: All Eyes on Bradenton Tonight as They Go for FSL Title
John Dreker

Bradenton moved within one game of winning their first Florida State League title last night, while Altoona lost their series to Akron, ending their playoffs. Both teams got great pitching with eight shutout innings from Mitch Keller and seven scoreless frames from Brandon Waddell. The difference was that the Marauders continued to hit, while Altoona didn't hit at all. Bradenton is hitting .324 in the playoffs with nine homers, including three each from Jordan Luplow and Connor Joe. Altoona hit .256 with four homers in their four games, with two each from Anderson Feliz and Stetson Allie. Three of those homers came in the first game.

So now all eyes will be on Bradenton tonight. I know more people will be interested in the Gerrit Cole outing tonight, specifically to see how he rebounds ...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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